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Creative Ways to Start Your Own Family Traditions During the Holidays

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Creative Ways to Start Your Own Family Traditions During the Holidays

The holidays are such a wonderful time of year to spend with your family. Sharing memories of building gingerbread houses together, sipping hot cocoa by the fireplace, or putting ornaments on the Christmas tree are just what this season is made for. Now that your family is growing, it’s the perfect time to create new holiday traditions or continue ones passed down from generations.

These traditions create lifelong happy memories and can even help your children gain a deeper understanding of who they are. Since many are tied into cultural or religious beliefs, rituals help generations stay connected by sharing family values and stories. Here are some creative ideas of holiday traditions the whole family will enjoy...

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Top 20 Books to Read to Your Baby in Their First Year

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Top 20 Books to Read to Your Baby in Their First Year

If you’ve ever watched an infant’s eyes light up when a book is placed in front of them, you know that reading can stimulate the mind even at an early age. Even though words mean little to them, verbal cues are picked up on and help develop language skills. Bedtime reading is also a great time to bond with your baby and introduce them to the world beyond their home.

There are so many colorful and creative books to choose from, and it can sometimes be overwhelming. To help you set up your baby’s first library or know which ones to add to your registry, here’s a guide with our top 20 books to read to them as infants up until their first birthday. A growing library is a wonderful thing, so use this as a starting point and add your favorites to the shelves whenever you’d like...

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